Club 3D HD7970 Royal Ace with Crossfire Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Club 3D HD7970 Royal Ace with Crossfire Review  


It's rare to find a company that come out with a whole range of products that leave us rather slack-jawed in appreciation. One such manufacturer is Club 3D who, with their range of AMD Radeon GPUs, have stunned us with the combination of outstanding overclocking performance, looks and competitive pricing.

Now we've seen their mid-range cards it's time for us to look at their range topping monster to see if it continues their incredible run of awards. Enter the HD7970 Royal Ace. As part of the Club 3D poker range it will surprise nobody to discover that the Ace is the top of the line, which married to the fast Tahiti XT GPU should give us something spectacular.

We're also going to be looking at Crossfire today, to see how the latest Catalyst drivers are performing.

Technical Specifications

With a boost clock at 1100MHz the Royal Ace lives up to its name, and should provide exactly what the 'plug and play' buyer demands. Otherwise it's all fairly standard HD7970 stuff.


Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0


GPU Chipset: Tahiti XT2
GPU Clock: 1050 MHz
Boost clock: 1100 MHz
Stream Processors: 2048


Multi-GPU: Quad CrossFire Ready


Memory Size: 3072MB
Memory Interface: 384BIT
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Clock: 6000 MHz (4x1500MHz)


Cooling Type: Active


Idle: 15W
Idle ZCP mode enabled: 3W
Maximum load: 250W


DirectX version: 11.1
OpenGL version: 4.2
OpenCL version: 1.2


Slot Width: 2 Slots
Profile: Standard profile
Card Size: 268 x 122 x 36 mm


Card Weight: 698 grams

Output Configuration

DVI: 1x Dual-Link DVI-I
HDMI: 1x version 1.4a
Mini DisplayPort: 2x version 1.2
HDCP ready: YES
Maximum Resolution analog: 2048x1536 (via Dual-Link DVI to VGA adapter)
Maximum Resolution Single-Link DVI: 1920x1200
Maximum Resolution Dual-Link DVI: 2560x1600
Maximum Resolution HDMI 1.4a: 4096x3112
Maximum Resolution Mini DP 1.2: 4096x2160
Maximum Outputs Simultaneously: 4

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Most Recent Comments

06-03-2013, 08:21:49

Today we're taking a look at the top of the line Club 3D card, the HD7970 Royal Ace. Does it continue their mighty performance?

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06-03-2013, 09:28:50

Been waiting for this. Nice review and a solid card. Still sticking with Nvidia though Quote

06-03-2013, 15:40:26

Wow... I really need to stop reading reviews of Club3d products, just makes me wish even moreso that this card was (easily) gotten in the states... I'd pay the premium for it, that's for true!Quote

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